Topic: Sanctions

Cryptocurrency expert pleads guilty to US sanctions breaches

A well-known cryptocurrency expert has admitted to conspiring to violate US sanctions over a lecture he gave in North Korea about how blockchain can be used to launder money and evade trade restrictions.

27 September 2021

Huawei CFO settles with US in sanctions case

Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese telecoms company Huawei, on 24 September resolved allegations that she violated US sanctions laws, paving the way for her to be freed from detainment in Canada.

24 September 2021

GIR sanctions roundtable

OFAC and OFSI officials join sanctions and export control practitioners in Washington, DC and London in a wide-ranging conversation on sanctions implementation, licensing, investigations, enforcement and more.

24 September 2021

GIR sanctions roundtable transcript: Part III

Part III of the GIR sanctions roundtable focuses on compliance trends; use of technology in compliance, investigations and enforcement; and OFAC’s and OFSI’s approaches to crypto transactions.

24 September 2021

GIR sanctions roundtable transcript: Part II

The second instalment of GIR’s sanctions roundtable sees the panellists discuss global trends and priorities, views on countersanctions and blocking measures, and enforcement and cooperation strategies from the private and government side.

17 September 2021

UAE introduces new anti-money laundering guidance

The United Arab Emirates' central bank has issued new guidance for licensed financial institutions to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

14 September 2021

Bill.com Holdings to examine its export control and sanctions compliance

10 September 2021

OFAC penalises Texas video production company over Iran sales

OFAC said that NewTek erroneously believed that it could sell its products to Iran provided they weren’t shipped directly to the country.

10 September 2021

GIR sanctions roundtable transcript: Part I

The conversation focuses on US/UK priorities in the sanctions landscape; how the jurisdictions approach sanctions and licensing; and private sector views on tensions between commercial and compliance risks.

10 September 2021

US sanctions enforcer dings Romanian bank and US private equity company

OFAC said that the issue stemmed from First Bank’s erroneous belief that US sanctions don’t apply to companies operating outside the country.

31 August 2021

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